Old Bridge Townships Raceway Park

Englishtown , N.J.

May 31 – Jun 3

 

In 2012, Jeg Coughlin Jr. is making his return to the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series after a one-year hiatus. Jeg Jr is driving the all-new JEGS Mopar Dodge Avenger in the Pro Stock class. In his first outing since his return, he drove to a runner-up finish at the O’Reilly Auto Parts Winternationals.

 

After the first eight rounds, Jeg Coughlin Jr. is ranked 13th in the NHRA Full Throttle points standings.

 

Jeg Coughlin Jr. is a four-time NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Pro Stock champion. He earned season titles in 2000, 2002, 2007 and 2008. As a sportsman driver, Jeg Jr also claimed the NHRA Super Gas championship in 1992.

 

Jeg Coughlin Jr. is a four-time winner of the Englishtown event. He won the Super Gas title in 1997 and also claimed Pro Stock wins in 1998, 2000 and 2009. In 1998 and 2009 he defeated Mike Edwards in the final round and stopped Greg Anderson in 2000. In addition, Jeg Jr has two runner-up finishes in Pro Stock in 2002 and 2007.

 

In 12 career appearances at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, Jeg Coughlin Jr. has a 25-9 record in Pro Stock eliminations.

 

During his hiatus from Pro Stock racing in 2011, Jeg Jr returned to his roots and spent much of the year racing in various sportsman classes. He enjoyed tremendous success, winning the Super Comp title at the JEGS NHRA Pacific SPORTSnationals in Fontana, Calif., and numerous major E.T. bracket racing titles.

 

At the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event last April in Las Vegas, Jeg Jr scored his 68th career national event title when he drove his JEGS.com dragster to the Super Comp title.

 

In 291 career Pro Stock races, Jeg has reached the final round 85 times, recording 52 wins. Including his 16 sportsman victories, Jeg has won a total of 68 times, good for tenth place on NHRA’s all time wins list. During his career, Jeg has appeared in 106 final rounds, 85 as a professional and 21 as a sportsman racer.

 

In 2010, his most recent season in Pro Stock competition, Jeg Coughlin Jr. won four Pro Stock races in seven final round appearances. He also claimed a win in the Top Dragster class at the St. Louis event.

 

Jeg Jr’s best elapsed time in a Pro Stock car is 6.520-seconds and his best speed is 212.29-mph both recorded at the inaugural Four-Wide Nationals in Concord, N.C. in 2010.

 

Coughlin’s JEGS.com / Mopar Dodge Avenger is powered by Mopar Hemi engines supplied by JNR Racing, the JEGS in-house engine program founded by JEGS, Nick Ferri, and Roy Simmons. Former FIA European Drag Racing champion Tomi Laine is Jeg Jr’s crew chief in 2012.

 

Jeg Jr is the only driver in the 61-year history of NHRA to win national event titles in six different categories. He has won in Pro Stock, Comp, Super Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, and Top Dragster.

 

Jeg Jr has qualified in the top half of the field in nine of his 12 appearances in Englishtown including a best of No. 1 in 2000. He has qualified No. 1 17 times in his career.

 

With 52-career Pro Stock wins, Jeg Jr ranks fourth all-time among Pro Stock drivers. Only

Warren Johnson (96), Bob Glidden (85) and Greg Anderson (73) have more titles.

 

Troy Coughlin will be racing his turbocharged Camaro in the NHRA Pro Mod series presented by Pro Care Rx. After three of ten rounds, Troy is ranked No 10 in the Pro Mod standings.

 

Troy Coughlin will also be in action in Englishtown as the NHRA Pro Mod series presented by Pro Care Rx makes its fourth stop of the 2012 season. Troy is currently ranked tenth in the Pro Mod standings.

 

Troy ’s JEGS.com Camaro is tuned by noted turbocharger expert Steve Petty. At the season-opening event in Gainesville, Troy Sr. posted the top speed of the event with a career-best 256.26 mph speed. He is officially the fastest member of the Coughlin family, eclipsing the performance of his father, Jeg Sr., who raced in the Top Fuel class in the early 1980s.

 

Troy Coughlin has won NHRA national event titles in three classes; Pro Stock, Pro Mod, and Super Gas. His last Pro Mod title came at the Englishtown, N.J. event in 2005.

 

Troy also posted a runner-up finish in Pro Stock at the 2000 NHRA Gatornationals, falling to Warren Johnson in the final.

 

 

Team JEGS – By the Numbers
Toyota NHRA Supernationals Edition

 

6           National event victories for the Coughlin brothers at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park (three by Jeg Jr., one by Troy and one by Mike)

 

9          Number of classes where the Coughlin family has earned an NHRA national event victory

 

92          NHRA national event victories for the Coughlin family

 

477        Career round wins for Jeg Coughlin Jr. in Pro Stock (against just 224 losses)

 

 

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